Deetjen's Big Sur Inn
In the late 1920s, the Norwegian Helmuth Deetjen fled Norway and eventually settled in Big Sur. Shortly after, he married Helen Haight, who was a member of the prominent and important California Haight family. Henry Huntly Haight was the tenth governor of California. The couple moved to Big Sur in the 1930s, and while they lived in tents for a while, they eventually built a small house and a big barn.
Backstory and Context
The hotel has a beautiful rustic charm and it surrounded by gorgeous scenery. The inn has glass that Helmuth made himself in King City. He brought the glass back to the inn by mule. Helmuth died in 1972, and had it made to where his holdings could not be sold off individually.